Blog posts tagged "tech support" – Posts 1..5 of 13 posts found:

2020-06-02: Windows 10 screen flickering every few seconds? Check for hacking attempts!

Posted at 2020-06-02 19:01:23 by SHD

After updating to the Windows 10 Version 1903, I noticed that my monitors started flickered every few seconds. I've seen it happen every 38 seconds, every 17 seconds or every 15 seconds, but always regular as clockwork and annoying as heck. Rolling back to Windows 10 Version 1809 eliminated the flickering, but that is obviously not a sustainable solution. So what causes this flickering? Is it a Windows 10 bug? Yes. And no.

2019-10-17: Literally stuck in LEGO Batman the Videogame or is it freezing? Try this!

Posted at 2019-10-17 02:24:37 by SHD

In the second level in the first episode of LEGO Batman: the Videogame, you may get stuck being unable to walk up a wall or a pipe in Mr. Freeze's hideout using the magnetic boots. If not there, you may encounter other similar glitches as well, even with the AI-controlled character getting stuck in those same locations in single-player mode. In other cases, the game may freeze (no pun intended) every few seconds. There is a simple workaround for this.

2014-05-09: PHP: Why might session_start fail, claiming "no such file or directory"?

Posted at 2014-05-09 15:49:30 by SHD

Here's a little problem that bit me after an OS upgrade to a webserver. Whenever session_start was called, PHP would throw a warning message and not actually start the session:

2013-05-23: Tip: Getting rid of the warning "The column name 'start' is a MySQL reserved keyword."

Posted at 2013-05-23 15:20:39 by SHD

Version 4 and later of popular database management tool phpMyAdmin "helpfully" displays warnings when a column name in a database conflicts with a reserved word in MySQL. This may or may not be an actual problem. If you are in the habit of enclosing table names in your SQL queries in `backticks`, it shouldn't be a problem at all. For others, it may depend on the actual column name. In the example provided below, "start" and "end" can safely be SELECTed unquoted, whereas "group" needs the backticks. At any rate, having the warnings show up the whole time rather than just at table creation time is annoying. Here's how to disable them.

2012-11-24: Browser tip: Keep video full screen with multiple monitors (Firefox)

Posted at 2012-11-24 22:46:28 by SHD

If you have multiple monitors and use Firefox to view a HTML5 video (using the <video> tag, such as in the YouTube HTML5 player) or perhaps have a WebGL game that runs full-screen, you will find that the moment you click away to another window on the other monitor, Firefox leaves full-screen mode. This makes it completely useless for watching video while doing something else. There is a fix for it.